Sant'Elena

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For the Italian town with the same name, see Sant'Elena (PD).
Sant'Elena
Church Sant'Elena (Venice) Facade.jpg
The Church of Sant'Elena
Sant'Elena is located in Venetian Lagoon
Sant'Elena
Location in the Venetian Lagoon
Geography
Coordinates 45°25′38″N 12°21′54″E / 45.427222°N 12.365°E / 45.427222; 12.365Coordinates: 45°25′38″N 12°21′54″E / 45.427222°N 12.365°E / 45.427222; 12.365
Adjacent bodies of water Venetian Lagoon
Country
Region Veneto
Province Province of Venice

Sant'Elena is an island of Venice. It lies at the eastern tip of the main island group and forms part of sestiere of Castello. The original island was separated by an arm of the Venetian Lagoon from Venice itself, and was centred on the Church of Sant'Elena and its monastery, originally built in the twelfth century and rebuilt in the 15th.

The island has since been expanded to fill in the gap and is linked by Venice by three bridges. It includes the Rimembranze Park, a naval college and a football stadium, Stadio Pierluigi Penzo, in addition to residential areas and Venice Bienniale buildings.

The belltower has a ring of 6 bells in B rung with the Veronese bellringing art.

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